About Us

Four residences in Colorado Springs, Colorado, make up the Project. But more than a group of buildings, it is a Christian community of staff and residents committed to being together for meals, one-to-one talks, group counseling, work crews, recreation, and outings like ski trips and camping. This is what makes it a home.

Dale House reaches out to delinquent, neglected, and abused teenagers who cannot return to their families. Within the context of community living, our goal is to teach these youth the skills necessary to live independently.


Dale House opened in 1972 as a special project with Young Life, a parachurch outreach to youth. This move came in response to the alarming nationwide proliferation of broken homes, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol abuse. The Dale House Project now operates as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.